What are flashfloods?
By: Ben Herd
Any form of flood is caused by water running outside of its usual course, such as when a river breaks its banks to overflow onto the surrounding low lying ground, or when an area is inundated as the already saturated ground can’t cope with...
What is supercell lightning?
By: Natasha Wright
There are four different kinds of thunderstorms: squall line, multi-cell, single-cell and supercell. The rarest and usually the most extreme of these four types of storms are supercell storms. Supercell storms are storms that are characterized by a vortex of air known as a mesocyclone...
Worst blizzards in US history
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Blizzard is a severe snow storm with wind speed of at least 35 miles per hour (56 kilometers per hour). To state in simpler terms, a blizzard is a combination of low temperature, strong winds and heavy snow. Visibility will be very poor, sometimes even...
How to heal the Ozone hole
By: Tenebris
On September 16, 1987, 196 nation-states committed to ending ozone depletion by phasing out the use of chloroflurocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). The CFC Phase-Out Management Plan is complete: CFCs can no longer be found anywhere in the commercial market. The HCFC Phase-Out Management Plan...
The relationship between the jet stream and severe weather events
By: Tenebris
Jet streams are extremely fast-moving air currents in the troposphere and stratosphere, with wind speeds clocked at between 92 and 398 kilometres per hour. All the major jet streams flow from west to east; some local easterlies do exist, but have a relatively small impact...
By: Rex Trulove
For a long time now, we have been told about the terrors and consequences of the ozone hole. We are led to believe that the hole is a catastrophic man-made event that is getting worse, and which threatens all life on the planet. What is...
How a solar eclipse affects Earth's weather
By: Stephanie Hinckley
A solar eclipse is one of the most amazing astronomical spectacles seen from Earth. In history, the total eclipse of the sun was considered a warning from the God’s, and was greeted with fear. Presently, eclipses are understood and welcomed. A solar eclipse happens...
By: Dean Traylor
The thunderstorms that produce supercell lightnings are loners, if one was to personify them. While other forms of lightning clouds can be found in the same storm system, supercells have a tendency to form in areas several miles from the main storm front. They’re...
By: Selenna
Supercell lightning is a product of a supercell thunderstorm, a rotating thunderstorm which has higher than normal electrical activity. These storms produce the most intense and dangerous light shows on earth with the most highly charged cloud to ground lightning of any warm weather thunderstorm...
By: Ben Herd
Although the hurricane season doesn’t end until 30th November, the hurricane season this year has presented an unheard of number of storms when based against the numbers of storms recorded in each hurricane season in the past, recorded since 1950. In the last month...

 

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